Higher Education

Computer Literacy BASICS: A Comprehensive Guide to IC3, 5th Edition

  • Connie Morrison
  • Dolores J. Wells Hillsborough Community College
  • Lisa Ruffolo University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • ISBN-10: 128576658X  |  ISBN-13: 9781285766584
  • 912 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2013, 2010, 2006
  • © 2015 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $123.00

About

Overview

Bring your computer literacy course back to the basics. COMPUTER LITERACY BASICS: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO IC3 provides an introduction to computer concepts and skills, which maps to the newest Computing Core Certification (IC3) standards. Designed with new learners in mind, this text covers Computing Fundamentals, Key Applications, and Living Online – everything your students need to be prepared to pass the IC3 exam, and finish the course as confident computer users. Complement your text and course content with study and practice materials. Cengage Learning's COMPUTER LITERACY BASICS CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. COMPUTER LITERACY BASICS CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need!

Features and Benefits

  • Updated to map to the exam objectives for the latest Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) standards.
  • This text provides complete coverage of the new Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3) standards.
  • The straightforward, clean format presents learning objectives up front and includes step-by-step instructions, which makes absorbing skills and concepts easy.
  • End-of-Lesson materials include Online Discovery activities, which reinforce skills and concepts and makes students more comfortable with the Internet.
  • Comprehensive end-of-unit material supports important topics covered in the lesson and allows students to demonstrate their knowledge of the material.

Table of Contents

MODULE 1 Computing Fundamentals.
LESSON 1: Computers and Operating Systems.
LESSON 2: Software and Hardware Interaction.
LESSON 3: Windows File Management.
LESSON 4: Operating System Customization.
LESSON 5: Computer Hardware.
LESSON 6: Classifying and Evaluating Computers.
LESSON 7: Software Management.
LESSON 8: Software Usage.
LESSON 9: Computer Troubleshooting.
LESSON 10: Data and Hardware Protection.
Computing Fundamentals IC3 Pretest.
MODULE 2 KEY APPLICATIONS.
LESSON 11: Exploring Microsoft Office 2013.
LESSON 12: Getting Started with Word essentials.
LESSON 13: Editing and Formatting Documents.
LESSON 14: Sharing Documents.
LESSON 15: Working with tables.
LESSON 16: Enhancing Documents.
LESSON 17: Working with Graphics.
LESSON 18: Getting Started with Excel Essentials.
LESSON 19: Organizing and Enhancing Worksheets.
LESSON 20: Creating Formulas and Charting Data.
LESSON 21: Getting Started with PowerPoint Essentials.
LESSON 22: Enhancing Presentations with Multimedia Effects.
LESSON 23: Getting Started with Access essentials.
LESSON 24: Managing and Reporting Database Information.
Key Applications IC3 Pretest.
MODULE 3 LIVING ONLINE.
LESSON 25: Network Fundamentals.
LESSON 26: Communication Services.
LESSON 27: Communications and Collaboration.
LESSON 28: Using the Internet and the World Wide Web.
LESSON 29: Web Content.
LESSON 30: Technology and Society.
LESSON 31: Computer Safety and Ethics.
Living Online IC3 Pretest.
APPENDIX A: Using Windows 7.
APPENDIX B: A Comprehensive Guide to IC3.
GLOSSARY.
INDEX.

What's New

  • Certified for IC3 GS4 standards.
  • Updated content to cover Windows 8 and Office 2013.
  • Will still be compatible with Windows 7, and will include a Windows 7 Appendix.
  • New “Explore and Solve” end of lesson projects that cover advanced level skills and encourage students’ critical thinking skills.
  • IC3 Pretests at the conclusion of each Module.

Alternate Formats

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  • Casebound Edition

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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 1285766725 | ISBN-13: 9781285766720)

Now all instructor materials are available on one convenient and easy-to-use CD. Designed to help facilitate classroom instruction, this CD has instructor files unique to the textbook. A variety of ancillaries are included such as data and solution files, answer keysCognero , test banks, PowerPoint presentations, and the Instructor's Manual. All of these tools can help motivate students and enhance their knowledge and course appreciation.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285980492 | ISBN-13: 9781285980492)

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Review Pack  (ISBN-10: 128576675X | ISBN-13: 9781285766751)

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Cengage Learning's Computers and Technology CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with COMPUTER LITERACY BASICS, 5th Edition.

List Price = $132.00  | CengageBrain Price = $132.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $132.00

Cengage Learning's Computers and Technology CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with COMPUTER LITERACY BASICS, 5th Edition.

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Student Supplements

Review Pack  (ISBN-10: 128576675X | ISBN-13: 9781285766751)

All data files necessary to complete lesson activities are included on this CD.

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CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285770250 | ISBN-13: 9781285770253)

Cengage Learning's Computers and Technology CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with COMPUTER LITERACY BASICS, 5th Edition.

List Price = $132.00  | CengageBrain Price = $132.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $132.00

Cengage Learning's Computers and Technology CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with COMPUTER LITERACY BASICS, 5th Edition.

List Price = $81.50  | CengageBrain Price = $81.50  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.50

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Connie Morrison

Connie Morrison has over 30 years of combined experience in education and educational publishing. She has taught students at all grade levels from elementary through college, and she has trained employees in industry. Connie currently works as an education consultant for Encore Training, Inc., providing staff development and training for educators.

Dolores J. Wells

Dr. Dolores J. Wells has taught business and computer science at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa for 29 years. She teaches a variety of distance learning courses, participates on several committees assisting with the creation of new AS degrees for Florida community colleges, and has created numerous e-packs and authored or contributed to several textbooks, including Discovering Computers. More recently, she has authored three editions of Shelly Cashman Series' Dreamweaver books. Dr. Wells also created the first WebCT e-packs for the Shelly Cashman Series.

Lisa Ruffolo

Lisa Ruffolo has been a technical writer and editor for over 20 years, with a recent emphasis on operating systems. She also teaches professional development courses in technical writing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is an avid gardener in her free time.